Krzysztof Wasilewski


The media have become the main platform for intercultural communication. If the media are able to shape and frame the process of intercultural communication, what does it mean to minorities? One way for them to gain equal status in intercultural communication is producing their own media. However, entering public sphere without the intermediacy of mainstream media often fails, since minorities media are not only unable to reach broad public, but they also reproduce the economic, political and social status quo, much like mainstream media. I argue that the solution to the restricted and unequal access of minorities to public sphere, and as such to intercultural communication, is provided by radical media. Therefore I propose a model of intercultural public sphere comprised of minorities own media, radical media and mainstream media. In this model radical media occupy the center place, acting as an intermediary between the former and the latter.


Intercultural communication, radical media, public sphere, hegemony, identity

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